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The Pros and Cons of Renting Clothes

You see influencers all over Instagram in different outfits all the time and you always wonder, what’s their secret to having cute outfits in every post? We are here to tell you that renting clothes is a major game-changer for events, photoshoots and day-to-day life. But, there are some pros and cons to renting clothes you should know about when taking a dive into this world. Take a look at our list of pros and cons for renting clothes to gain some insights into the not-so-secret world of clothing rentals.


Pro – Saves You Money

If you love designer clothing, then renting clothes is a great way to enjoy lavish looks for less. There are plenty of options from Rent the Runway to Le Tote, clothing rental subscriptions are all over the internet. You can pick a subscription service that fits your budget and your style right from the comfort of your couch. For example, if you chose to rent clothing from Armoire, your rent total would be $149 but the total amount in retail pricing would be over $1,329.


Saving money


Con – Damage Control

When you are wearing a piece of rented clothing, you are ten times more aware of spills and messes around you. Damaged clothing and stains mean your rented clothing might not be accepted when you send it back. You are more focused on ruining the rented clothes than actually enjoying your night out or brunch plans.


Sewing damaged rented clothes


Pro – Ride Trends

Renting clothes every month means you can curate trendy looks in no time. Designer looks are also accessible, so you can take advantage of name brand recognition or wear your favorite designer for less. Since you are only renting these clothes, you can explore different looks that you might not have tried if you just bought a new item instead.


Trendy clothes



Con – Returning Your Items

It takes some time out of your schedule to return your items every month. If you are a busy bee, then renting clothes might not be for you. Shopping secondhand at thrift stores is a great alternative to get trendy looks at low prices and you don’t have to worry about a return deadline. Missing a return deadline means you are footing the bill for your rented items, which can be very pricey.


Returning clothes



Pro – Sustainable

Buying new fast fashion items means you are feeding into the waste of the fashion industry. When you are shopping secondhand or renting clothes, you are giving clothes more life and expanding the usability of clothing items for extended use. In turn, this saves on water usage and materials in the fashion industry.


Recycle sustainably


Con – The Subscription Tunnel

Everyone knows that subscriptions can lead to a reoccurring charge on your card that may or may not be worth the money. If you aren’t utilizing a clothing rental subscription to its full extent, that charge may seem unworthy after all. Canceling your subscription can be a hassle and a challenge. Make sure you understand the terms and conditions of the subscription before you sign on the dotted line.


Buying clothing subscription


View our Instagram page for more insights into the sustainable fashion world. While renting clothes can be a great option, make sure you check out our stores for vintage looks and trendy clothing at low prices as well.



Spring into Savings
As the flowers bloom, so do our deals! Step into spring with style, savings, and fresh new finds at our thrift store.
Spring into Savings
As the flowers bloom, so do our deals! Step into spring with style, savings, and fresh new finds at our thrift store.